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Investment Criteria

Our Key Criteria in Evaluating Prospective Investments

  • Management team's ability to execute
  • Must have female founder or owner and/or commit to recruiting top female talent to C-Suite and Board
  • Size of the market (large or fast growing)
  • Can reach $20+ million in revenues within 5 years
  • Urgency of the problem to be solved ("must have" vs. "nice-to-have")
  • Significant barriers to competitive entry
  • High capital efficiency
  • Preferred stock, Board seat
  • Quality of exit plan; time expected to exit

Investment Process

  • Company application and initial review by General Partner (GP)
  • Company presentation(s) to Investment Committee (must yield deal champion)
  • Vote by Investment Committee to move to due diligence
  • Execution of term sheet
  • Formation of due diligence team led by Deal Champion and sponsoring member of GP
  • Completion of due diligence; memo to Investment Committee
  • Vote by Investment Committee to invest
  • Final decision and negotiation of final agreements by GP
  • Execution of final agreements based on National Venture Capital Association terms
  • Capital call to limited partners
  • Wire funds


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